Stories, tip-sheets, etc. relating to the novel coronavirus
- June 28, 2021
We are just six weeks away from the kickoff of the fall 2021 semester, and I am thrilled to confirm that the campuses of George Mason University will be fully open to welcome a record number of students.
- January 17, 2022
In observance of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Directive issued January 15 for managing responses to COVID-19, George Mason University will now strongly encourage employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, and to share their vaccination status with Mason.
- January 14, 2022
Mason is committed to providing community members with mask options, and has ordered 180,000 N95 masks for the campus community, to be delivered in multiple shipments. The first batch of 35,000 is expected to arrive this week.
- January 14, 2022
This spring we are guided by three goals for success: preserving health and safety, minimizing operational disruptions, and stopping the spread of the virus to hasten the end of the pandemic. We urge administrative and academic units to review their contingency plans and update them as appropriate.
- December 13, 2021
The Fast Grants program within the Mercatus Center will aid in the development of a potential pan-coronavirus vaccine.
- December 6, 2021
Amira Roess, professor of global health and epidemiology at Mason’s College of Health and Human Services, and Angela Chezem, MD, medical director, COVID Surveillance Program (Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management), offer advice to the Mason community on omicron variant safety over the winter holiday season.
- Should COVID-19 vaccination status be used when rationing scarce medical resources? Mason professor says it’s an ethical Pandora’s box.October 7, 2021
The spike in Coronavirus cases could force hospitals into tough choices because of limited resources.
- October 4, 2021
George Mason University officials are encouraging those who are eligible to go ahead and schedule their third COVID-19 vaccine doses or booster shots to best help keep the entire community safe.
- September 22, 2021
With COVID-19 continuing to spread throughout the world, there is a demand for rapid, noninvasive diagnostics. George Mason University researchers Robin Couch and Allyson Dailey, members of the College of Science and the Institute of Biohealth Innovation, are working to answer that call with their research on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for infectious disease detection.
- September 13, 2021
Wearing masks is one way Mason fights the spread of COVID-19.